NE 13th Avenue, 1960 Posted on May 27, 2022 by Vintage Portland 13 Construction at NE 13th Avenue near NE Holladay Street, 1960. Rate this:Share this:FacebookPinterestTwitterEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related
Assuming that’s Buckman in the distance we are looking south.
Many familiar automobiles from childhood are seen in this photo. The red caution lanterns hanging from the sawhorses are very “quaint”.
That’s Benson in the background, where I spent four glorious years. And in the foreground, a brand-new first model year 1960 Falcon.
My old Highschool, Benson. ’89
Those are the “dept. of public works” signs I remember as a kid. Some of them were equipped with battery operated blinking lights that I thought were really cool.
Is that Benson High School?
That’s Benson HS. Also an unseen golf course in Sullivan’s Gulch.
With all the changes that have happened to this intersection, the stone railing behind the parked cars is still there today.
Lloyd Golf Course was long gone by 1960. Gone 1956.
VP itself has become great resource, here’s a VP search on Lloyd Golf course:
Holladay was a one-way westbound at this time as seen in the photo (presumably this was done at the time the westbound freeway offramp was opened leading directly onto Holladay). Later when MAX was built in the 80s, Holladay was reversed into the east-bound one-way it is today.
a 1957 DeSoto facing on the left
North side of BPHS–that’s the auditorium.